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Inception of "The Playground Principle": I was recently asked by a graduate student at a presentation of mine, "If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?" My mind was sent spinning, crafting answers without understanding the question, so I asked, "Can you be more specific? I mean, If I could do exactly 'What' all over again?" "In other words, what ...more
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Published July 5th 2014 by David R. Smat
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I received this book for free as a first reads book in exchange for an honest review.

A quick and easy read. A refresher on how to behave in this world. Not just in the work environment, but in new situations in general. I'm a recently promoted supervisor and I have tried hard to set a good example. The theories conveyed in this book is how I've modeled my behaviors at work. My supervisors are pleased with my role in this new position. I am a pioneer in this role and I think I'll take a bit of ti
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Apr 13, 2015 Sandralk rated it really liked it
First I'd like to mention that I won this book from the Goodreads Giveaways, and am happy to win a book offering great ideas and perspectives that can relate to almost anything in life. The authors words, thoughts, advice and analogies were helpful.

Usually I wish books like this were pared down due to repeated information, but in this case I would have loved to read a little more.

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The introduction to this book poses the question, "If I already know all of this, then what's the point in reading further?" We're told to keep reading to see--but I never got a satisfactory answer. There wasn't anything that I disagreed with exactly--well, maybe a few things, but nothing significant. Ultimately, it just didn't say anything new, and it didn't say anything in a new enough way.
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David R. Smat is a father of four, with almost three decades of work experience in the pharmaceutical, paper, and aerospace industries. He is a registered Professional Engineer and graduate of the University of Delaware (Electrical Engineering) and Louisiana Tech University (Civil Engineering).

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“Today, you can look across the conference table at your co-workers and see the red-haired behemoth, the kid with the runny nose, the football team captain, the cheerleader, the geek with the taped horn-rimmed glasses, the ever-present bully, and of course, the comedian. Other than being advanced in age and maturity (which is always a matter of opinion), we're working with the same personalities that we've grown up with during recess on the playground ...” 0 likes
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